NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The three fifth-round selections made by the Tennessee Titans in the past three NFL Drafts make up half of the players on the roster that were selected in that round.
|The Titans, used the 142nd overall pick in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft to selecte |
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The Titans traded up 10 spots in last year’s draft by sending their scheduled fifth and seventh-round picks to Miami. Although Thompson converted to play defensive end at Southern Methodist, he entered the NFL Draft as a tight end and impressed scouts with his blocking and hands in the passing game.
Klug made an immediate splash with Tennessee as a rookie when he led the Titans with seven quarterback sacks. Although he is smaller than prototypical pro defensive tackles, Klug uses quickness and leverage to rush quarterbacks. He’s played in all 32 games and has 10.5 sacks and 15 quarterback pressures in those games.
Tennessee tabbed Robert Johnson out of Utah and placed him on its practice squad for most of his first two seasons. He was elevated to the active roster for the final three games of 2011 and played in 12 games with three starts in 2012.
The Titans acquired Quinn Johnson in a 2011 trade with Green Bay in September 2011. He was waived after four games when Ahmard Hall returned from suspension and signed with Denver. The Titans claimed Quinn Johnson after the Broncos waived him in December 2011, brought him back in 2012 and re-signed him for 2013. Quinn Johnson played in all 16 games last season, primarily as a blocker for
Enderle spent 2011 with the Bears and joined Jacksonville during training camp last season after he was waived by Chicago. He joined Tennessee by signing a future contract in January.
The Titans are scheduled to make nine selections in this year’s NFL Draft, including the 142nd overall pick in the fifth round on April 27. Will they find another Klug?